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Lecture series: Decoherence in Macroscopic Quantum Systems

Benjamin A. Stickler (University of Duisburg-Essen)


Lecture series abstract:


While the Schrödinger equation describes the dynamics of isolated quantum systems, real-world systems are always in contact with ambient environments. This leads to thermalisation as well as to decoherence, which can explain the emergence of classical behaviour for objects of increasing size and complexity. This short lecture series will provide the general framework to quantitatively describe the dynamics of open quantum systems and apply it to several practically relevant situations. Amongst others, we will explore the role of decoherence in macroscopic matter-wave interference experiments and discuss the influence of the environment in quantum optomechanics.


Dates: 11-14th of January 2021

Time: 10-11:30am GMT

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